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The University Council advises the Rector's Board and supervises its management. Especially the following tasks are to be fulfilled by the University Council according to § 21 of the University & College Act of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia:

  1. election of the members of the Rector's Board;
  2. approval of the development plan of the university and of the draft of the agreement on objectives;
  3. approval of the economic plan;
  4. statement on the account of the Rector's Board and on the evaluation report;
  5. statements in matters of research, art, teaching and studies which concern the entire university or central institutions or which are of fundamental importance;
  6. formal approval of the actions of the Rector's Board.
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